When you’re not but prepped to look at the world’s greatest celebrities dress to the nines for the annual Met Gala (whereas sitting at house in your sweats or PJs — no judgment right here) we have your cheatsheet to preparing. 

Provided that final 12 months’s occasion was a extra intimate affair than ordinary (resulting from pandemic restrictions), we’re anticipating a triumphant return to large appears to be like, larger moments and loads of large stars on the purple carpet.

What’s the Met Gala?

On the primary Monday of Might every year, large names in vogue, music and the humanities come collectively in an effort to lift cash for the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s Costume Institute. 

Organized by iconic Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, the Met Gala is an annual occasion that aligns with the opening of the museum’s newest vogue exhibit. This explicit Met Gala is celebrating the second instalment of the present vogue exhibit on show, titled, “In America: An Anthology of Vogue,” which is able to open on Might fifth, 2022. 

Oh, and did we point out that it is simply essentially the most unique vogue occasion of the 12 months? Until you are an enormous title, it is extremely arduous to get a look-in — so it is fortunate we could be part of the expertise by watching it from our personal houses.

How do you watch the Met Gala?

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Everyone knows essentially the most eye-catching a part of the Met Gala is the purple carpet, as all of the celebrities brush shoulders of their most daring and avant-garde appears to be like. The purple carpet is livestreamed every year by Vogue, with celeb hosts interviewing attendees as they stroll up the steps to the Met. 

Broadcast on Vogue.com, the livestream will kick off at 6 p.m. E.T. on Might 2nd, and also will be out there throughout Instagram, Fb and Twitter through the Vogue channels. 

This 12 months the purple carpet can be hosted by Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles, Vanessa Hudgens and La La Anthony. 

What’s the theme of the 2022 Met Gala?

To coincide with the exhibit’s launch, the Met Gala has a gown theme every year. The previous couple of Met Galas have been themed round ideas like “American Independence,” “Camp,” and “Heavenly Our bodies,” so there’s traditionally been loads of scope and alternative for celebrities and visitors to set the style world aflutter with a very daring look.

Regardless of some vogue critics suggesting that lots of the appears to be like showcased over the previous few years have not actually exemplified the theme, this 12 months’s theme of Gilded Glamour might nicely flip the tide. 

The Gilded Age period of US historical past was roughly between 1870 and 1900, and featured a time of fast financial progress — with the style to match. We’re speaking opulence, large ruffles, a lot of ornamentation and attention-grabbing appears to be like. 

All in all, precisely what the Met Gala is all about. 

Who’s chairing the Met Gala this 12 months?

One of many greatest honors in vogue, the co-chairs of the Met Gala are tasked with setting the tone for your complete night. This 12 months the occasion is being co-chaired by Blake Vigorous, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

In earlier years, this honor has gone to everybody from socialites and journal editors to designers, actors and musicians. In 2021, the occasion was co-chaired by Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka and Timothée Chalamet.